Ross and Carrie Meet Dr. Elizabeth Loftus: Bad Memory Edition

Episode 282

28th March 2021

Ross and Carrie meet memory expert Elizabeth Loftus to discuss how bad our memories are at their jobs; why we can’t simply “believe” one person’s version of events; and why we should approach concepts like repression with skepticism.

Episode notes

Ross and Carrie meet the great psychologist and memory expert, Elizabeth Loftus. Loftus, never one to shy away from the most difficult topics, tells us how bad our memories are at doing what they’re supposed to do; why we can’t simply “believe” one person’s version of events; and why we should approach concepts like repression with skepticism.

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  • Elizabeth Loftus, Ph.D. Distinguished Professor of Psychological Science at the University of California, Irvine. Author of The Myth of Repressed Memory and Witness for the Defense.

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